There is something magical about taking a 5 centimeter cutting, rooting it and then developing it into a bonsai. Some might say: "A very long slow process." Not so, if you use special processes, such as, a large pot, an extensive feeding program and sacrifice branches.
- It is a way to obtain rare and sought after species.
- Your potential surface roots can be placed and trained from early on in the tree's life. You will have no major scars as a result of heavy pruning.
- Your cuttings will bear the same characteristics as the parent plant.
- It is an inexpensive way of adding to your collection.
TIME TO TAKE CUTTINGS
Take cuttings of 5 to 10 cm long, trimmed from parent plant with sharp secateurs. Place each one directly into Dynaroot solution and then plant them into containers of vermiculite or perlite.
- Daily watering.
- SUPERthrive should be applied twice a week.
- After a month cuttings may be watered with SUPERthrive added to Hortisol or Seagro.
- You have sufficient air circulation. You do not over-water.
- Your growing medium drains well. Orion can be used if there is a fungal problem.
- Cedrus atlantica
- Hinoki cypress
- Japanese black pine
- Diospyros whyteana
- Junipers of many types